If you’ve hopped along with one (or all) of our InKing Royalty Team Blog Hops, then you already know what a talented and fun group of demonstrators in my group. I love this group, and I am so glad to inspire and be inspired by these fun folks every day. Today, I’m featuring a project by one of my team members, Shawn de Oliveira, who shares new projects on his blog at ShawnStamps.com. Shawn make gorgeous, one-of-a-kind cards that are so clean and crisp.
Shawn has been playing with Stampin’ Up!’s new Embossing Paste and has a gorgeous card that features Gradient Embossing. He’s walking you through this technique, step-by-step on his blog today! Please visit his blog (CLICK HERE) after you read my write-up to see read more about this super-cool technique and how he masterfully made this card. Here’s Shawn’s card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Embossing Paste and Decorative Masks. You can’t understand how awesome this embossing paste is until you’ve seen it in person. Maybe we can convince Shawn to just mail this card around from house to house until you are all convinced of the beauty of this paste? 🙂 I shared the paste two weeks ago (you can see that post here) with this fun tip – don’t jam your finger straight through the protective seal on the lid – you’re welcome: Here’s a look at the embossing paste: And the Pattern party Decorative Masks used above:
- Hello Friend. The sentiment on Shawn’s card is from the Hello Friend stamp set that coordinates with the Hello Friend Head Embossing Project Kit. If you aren’t “into” kits, you might have overlooked this stamp set (even thought it’s sold separate from the kit). It’s a goodie and I love how Shawn showcased it on his card!
- Colors. I adore the mix of soft and bright colors Shawn used. These aren’t colors I often use, but they are great colors and wonderful choices for a gradient look. If you like this combination of colors, too, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Hello Friend Papers: Basic Black, So Saffron, Whisper White Inks: Reinkers (So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry), Versamark Accessories: Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals
How fun is Shawn’s card!? Shawn is sharing a step-by-step tutorial on how to achieve this gradient look with embossing paste on his blog today. I hope you’ll pop over to Shawn’s post (CLICK HERE) for a little bit more about this awesome technique. You don’t want to miss it!
Thanks for stopping by today!